Most Popular Feature Films


1. The Kite Runner (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

Votes: 69,680 | Gross: $15.80M

2. An Apple from Paradise (2010)

85 min | Drama, War

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A pious old man, who is a proponent of suicide attackers, comes to Kabul to visit his only son, who, after the holy war had remained in the Soviet Union. He had enrolled his son in a ... See full summary »

Director: Homayun Morowat | Stars: Hashmat Fanaei, Rajab Gussainov, Mohaiuddin Safa, Wali Talsh

3. Osama (2003)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama

7.4
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83 Metascore

The Taliban are ruling Afghanistan, they being a repressive regime especially for women, who, among other things, are not allowed to work. This situation is especially difficult for one ... See full summary »

Director: Siddiq Barmak | Stars: Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar, Mohammad Arif Herati, Mohammad Nadir Khwaja

Votes: 7,703 | Gross: $1.13M

4. Wolf and Sheep (2016)

86 min | Drama

6.4
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Based upon unpublished diaries, the film assumes the role of an anthropologist observing remote shepherd communities in Afghanistan where wolves and sheep have equal importance.

Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat | Stars: Abdulkarim Abdurahimov, Haji Ahmad, Barat Ali, Qorban Ali

Votes: 134

5. Panj é asr (2003)

105 min | Drama

6.9
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In a post-Taliban Afghanistan a young woman (Agheleh Rezaie) attends school against her conservative father's will, hoping to learn more about democracy to fulfill her dream of being the country's next president.

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf | Stars: Agheleh Rezaie, Abdolgani Yousefrazi, Razi Mohebi, Marzieh Amiri

Votes: 1,119

6. Earth and Ashes (2004)

102 min | Drama

7.2
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Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir's son Murad works. Dastaguir ... See full summary »

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Abdul Ghani, Jawan Mard Homayoun, Sher Agah, Kader Arefi

Votes: 284

7. The Black Tulip (2010)

116 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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37 Metascore

The Mansouri family opens up a new restaurant after the fall of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan only to be subsequently targeted by factional Taliban elements.

Director: Sonia Nassery Cole | Stars: Haji Gul Aser, Sonia Nassery Cole, Walid Amini, Somajia Razaya

Votes: 71

8. Opium War (2008)

90 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Two American soldiers wounded in the Afghanistan desert stumble across a Russian tank which has a group of Afghanis living inside.

Director: Siddiq Barmak | Stars: Peter Bussian, Joe Suba, Fawad Samani, Jawanmard Paiez

Votes: 74

9. Mina Walking (2015)

110 min | Drama

8.2
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12 year-old Mina cooks, sews, washes and works selling knick-knacks on the war-torn streets of Kabul to feed her neglectful father and senile grandfather. Nobody praises her. She spends her life walking without looking back or stopping.

Director: Yosef Baraki | Stars: Farzana Nawabi, Hashmatullah Fanai, Qadir Aryaie, Marina Golbahari

Votes: 65

10. Sag-haye velgard (2004)

93 min | Drama

7.2
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The story of survival of 2 children in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Their mother has been imprisoned for "adultery" and their father is in Guantanamo Bay.

Director: Marzieh Makhmalbaf | Stars: Gol-Ghotai, Zahed, Agheleh Rezaie, Sohrab Akbari

Votes: 462

11. Faceless (Afghanistan) (2016)

90 min | Action

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Sameer is a middle-class young man, who lives with his younger brother. He doesn't have much except a big house left by his parents. He is sick of seeing his country crumble before him. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Akbar Akbar Kamal | Stars: Humayoon Shams Khan, Rahmatullah Khostai, Farahnaz Nawabi, Abrar Shams Khan

12. Madrasa (II) (2013)

78 min | Drama

7.7
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MADRASA (2014) is based on true story about Afghan refugee family living in Iran after war in Afghanistan. The film portrays an innocent 8 year old Afghan girl Meena who wants to go to ... See full summary »

Director: Asad Sikander | Stars: Diana Sikandar, Asad Sikander, Thamina Rajabova, Farooq Sarkosh

Votes: 10

13. Larzanandeye charbi (2013)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

4.6
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An illustration of gradual destruction of an urban monster

Director: Mohammad Shirvani | Stars: Levon Haftvan, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Maryam Palizban, Hassan Rostami

Votes: 105

14. A Man's Desire for Fifth Wife (2012)

90 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

9.0
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High cinematic film titled 'A man's desire for fifth wife' which has been shot and produced under hard condition of Afghanistan War. It narrates the story of violence against women and also... See full summary »

Star: Shakhnaza Jabirwa

Votes: 8

15. Zolykha's Secret (2006)

142 min | Drama

7.9
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A rural Afghan family struggles to survive during the last, brutal year of the Taliban and the beginning of a new war that still rages. With war and conflict threatening their existence, the family copes by finding meaning in life's tragedies.

Director: Horace Shansab | Stars: Dad'ullah Ahmadzai, Gholam Farouq Baraki, Zbiullah Furutan, Marina Golbahari

Votes: 33

16. Emaan (2011)

81 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The film is based around the life of Emaan, a young, honest policeman who doesnt mind bending the rules to uphold justice... See full synopsis »

Director: Haris Yosufi | Stars: Tamana Amini, Rasool Emaan, Roientan Enkesar, Abida Frotan

Votes: 26

17. Black Kite (2017)

Drama

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Director: Tarique Qayumi

18. Kabullywood (2016)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, War | Completed

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Afghanistan, 2016 - A group of young Afghan artists decide to open a cultural center in the heart of Kabul.

Director: Louis Meunier | Stars: Roya Heydari, Omid Rawendah, Mohd Qais Shaghasy, Ghulam Reza Rajabi

19. Firedancer (2002)

79 min | Drama

7.2
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46 Metascore

A young Afghan-American on a journey of "self-discovery".

Directors: Ashok Nanda, Jawed Wassel | Stars: Baktash Zaher, Mariam Weiss, Yunis Azizi, Samira Cameron

Votes: 19

20. KhakoMarjan (2013)

79 min | Drama, Romance, War

4.3
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A man has left his country when his wife was killed during the war. Now he must go back to Kabul for wedding of one of his daughters. Unwillingly he gets involved in an internal conflict...

Directors: Masoud Atyabi, Kianoush Ayari | Stars: Mamnoun Maqsoudi, Pantea Tajbakhsh, Marina Golbahari, Leena Alam

Votes: 6

21. Neighbours (III) (2009)

90 min | Drama, History, War

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Graphically depicts the brutalities on Afghan prisoners in an Iranian camp, Safaid Sang (White Stone) near the Iranian-Afghan border. Based on true life accounts from Afghan prisoners.

Director: Ahmad Mueid Zubair Farghand | Stars: Mohammad Zabi Abdali, Ainuddin Abdulfezali, Noor Ahmad, Said Ahmad

22. Not at Home (2013)

65 min | Drama

5.8
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Can I add a country on the map for myself?

Directors: Katja Adomeit, Shahrbanoo Sadat | Stars: Homed Ahmadi, Nikmal Dostakhel, Sadaf Fetrat, Sahar Fetrat

Votes: 8

23. Zharkoye leto v Kabule (1983)

87 min | Action, Drama, War

6.2
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Director: Ali Khamraev | Stars: Oleg Zhakov, Nikolay Olyalin, Jemal Moniava, Gulya Tashbayeva

Votes: 12

24. Se noghta (2003)

58 min | Crime, Drama

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Gul Afrooz is engaged to her lover Firooz, despite this she is forced to marry an old warlord, a Khan.The Khan sends her to Iran as a drug courier for an opium ring. The ring is busted and ... See full summary »

Director: Roya Sadat | Stars: Gul Afrooz, Khalil Ahmad, Aref Mohammady

25. Barefoot (2011)

70 min | Drama, Sport

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The film casts a young Afghan boy who lives with his younger sister and grandmother in Kabul. He sells water and cold drinks for a life. His life is subject to different forms of social ... See full summary »

Director: Raz Mohammad Dalili | Stars: Ali Ahmad Abulfazli, Hussain Alizada, Saleem Atai, Ali Bashardost

26. Paper Boats (2010)

95 min | Drama

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A young widow develops a friendship with an older mullah who helps guide her through her spiritual crisis.

Director: Fariba Haidari | Stars: Naser Adeli, Razeq Adeli, Vodod Akbari, Mina Amani

27. Djamila (2015)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Family

6.6
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Djamila, a young single woman, is fighting for the six year old Ruhollah to get an ID-Card and finally be allowed to attend school. She'll soon be confronted with reality though - the ... See full summary »

Director: Seth E. Akrami | Stars: Yaghub Amini, Khatera Azizi, Zahra Mahdawi, Mohammad Mirzadeh

Votes: 16

28. Chapandaz (2002)

Drama

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Star: Seqiq Habidi

29. Shak (2004)

130 min | Drama

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SHAK is about an Afghan living in Pakistan in extreme poverty. In order to pay for his mother's surgical operation, he finds he has no choice but to sell one of his kidneys. On his way to ... See full summary »

Director: Shaheer Azizi | Stars: Shaheer Zaizi, Fariba Samad, Farukhzad, Waheedullah Sharif

30. The Yesterday's Shadows (2011)

71 min | Horror

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Director: Mirwais Arash | Stars: Somaya Razai, Aadelshah Rokay, Basir Tahiri

31. The Burning Days of Thorkham (2012)

45 min | Crime

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Farhad is a police officer. He needs money for his daughter's heart operation, his friend Afzal, persuades him to sell his weapon and abandon their outpost in return for money. what happens next causes the men to rethink their decisions.

Director: Aziz Deldar

32. Chori Foroosh (2006)

Drama

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Choori Foroosh (The Bracelet Seller) takes place in Kabul. It is about a beautiful young street-vendor, Rana, whose picture is taken by a journalist. The photograph later appears in a Kabul... See full summary »

Director: Razi Mohebi